Rolling Prairie Farmers Alliance
Rolling Prairie Farmer's Alliance is a special type of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). We call it a produce subscription service because our customers subscribe to our service for a season's worth of produce. The farmers in the alliance operate as a cooperative, which serves as a kind of insurance policy for the subscribers. The six farms span four counties in the rolling prairie of Northeast Kansas. If one farm gets frosted, hailed out, flooded, dried up, or attacked by grasshoppers, chances are others can take up the slack. We become more efficient in our marketing efforts, which leaves us more time to concentrate on growing food without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. We occasionally draw products from other local farmers to add variety. While this produce isn't always organic, we do our best to make sure it is grown by conscentious local farmers. We have been doing this longer than the vast majority of CSA's in the country, and Rolling Prairie is fairly unique as well in its cooperative structure.
Rolling Prairie Farmers Alliance: www.rollingprairie.net